This is my little Summer. This was captured on the Oregon Coast on a rather unsually perfect summer day in Oregon. I think the reason this is my favorite image for the year, is because it is just so her. She never walks anywhere! She hops, skips, jumps, cartwheels, but never walks. She is “my summer.” She brightens my day and my life.  She couldn’t have a more perfect name and this picture couldn’t define her better. I look at it everyday and it just makes me smile. I didn’t do that much in post processing except crop it a little and there was a gigantic ugly clump of seaweed that I cloned out. I ran one of my favorite actions and voila! There are some beautiful entries in this contest already. This is my first time entering an image in any contest. So it is just fun to do something for the first time. 🙂 Thanks for looking. – Michelle